The Center for Global Management works with many different UCLA Anderson student clubs to organize annual conferences focused on key geographic regions of the world. Prominent and impactful guest speakers, including many UCLA Anderson alumni, come to campus to participate in these conferences that provide a platform to build networks, exchange ideas and understand the trends, opportunities and challenges of doing business in and with the respective regions. The conferences also draw upon the expertise and knowledge of faculty from UCLA Anderson and across campus who are actively engaged and participate in these conferences. During the 2012-13 academic year, four conferences were held that focused on Greater China, India, Africa and Latin America.
Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference
Has your business been impacted by the soaring growth and demand of the Greater China region? Do you want to better understand the impact of China's influence on business and the opportunities that the region provides? Are you interested in learning more about the growth industries, strategies, and burgeoning opportunities following China's transition in leadership? Do you want to know how Chinese companies are innovating and expanding abroad? The conference provides a platform to learn from, and network with influential and impactful business leaders and hear their insights on the trends, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead to investing in, and doing business with the Greater China region. Visit the 2013 conference web site >
Latin American Business Conference
The world has put its eyes on Latin America as most of the countries in the region have embarked on promising paths of macroeconomic stability and growth. It is not only Mexico and Brazil that have gained the attention of financial analysts and economists, but it is also the countries in the Pacific Rim, of South America, such as Colombia, Peru and Chile that have experienced impressive economic performance over recent years. However, the region is still experiencing sharp social inequalities, and more governments face increasing social demands as their countries become more affluent. How to navigate such a challenging environment is a crictial question. The LABA Conference provides important insights from influential leaders in the region on key economic issues that the region currently faces and will continue to experience in the coming years. Visit the 2013 conference web site >
As India moves towards a new economic order with market oriented reforms in areas such as foreign direct investment in the retail sector, power trading exchanges and deregulation of commodities, there are high growth expectations for the country's economy as well as great opportunities among the global business and investment communities. The India Conference reviews how this new economic order will provide businesses around the world opportunities to participate more easily in India's burgeoning economic growth, enter its markets and serve its 1.3 billion strong population. Visit the 2013 conference web site >
Africa Growth Conference
Are you looking to start a new, or expand a current business venture in Africa? What are Africa's fastest growing economies and what makes Africa so attractive? Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in and doing business with Africa? The Africa Growth Conference discusses the trends shaping Africa's growth, and addresses how businesses can position themselves to take advantage of the growing opportunities of the continent. Visit the 2013 conference web site >